I decided to try my hand at applique for the first time- I thought I knew the general idea, so I didn't bother looking up any tips or tutorials- and somehow I survived.
These are messy, but I was happy with it for a learning experience.
They're coasters- we re-use cups for a day or two in our house, and sometimes (often) I can't remeber which cup was my daughters and which was my sons.
Not a huge problem, I'll admit-- except when one has croupe or the other had brocnhiolotis. We don't want cross contamination on those days.
So to help fix the problem I sewed up some little coasters with our initials on them- so we always remember who had the red cup and who had the yellow cup.